Trace (LNT)”, is a huge part of what we do. We keep our area clean and
free of debris and garbage. We police ourselves and our animals so as
not to mar the land. As if we were not there.
of us, if not all, bring this philosophy into our own personal
lives. When I am by myself, away from people, I carry a day pack.
This pack is not only for the items I need, but also to pack out what
others have left behind. That which does not belong. At a young age
this “keep it clean” was instilled in me by my father and continues to
What amazes me is not just keeping it clean,
but also how much this “LNT” has grown. There are still those who leave
filth upon the earth, but their numbers seem to be abating.
many of you were clearing the trail at Yellow Jacket, I was at a family
reunion at Spring Creek in the Weiser District of the Payette National
Forest. It was great to see old friends and family we only see once a
year. A wonderful time, but sadly the last one.
At the end of it all, the CD (camp director) reminded all to keep it clean (LNT). To leave it cleaner than we found it.
It’s refreshing to hear people with the same respect for our surroundings as we share. It was also an impossibility.
Camp Hosts have taken “LNT” to a higher level than I have ever seen.
Almost a religion to this husband and wife team. With brushes, leaf
blower, and rakes in tow, they kept the area spotless. Blowing debris
off the paved parking, raking rocks of the driveways and bathrooms that
shine. Not a blade of grass seemed out of place. Leave the area cleaner
than we found it? I don’t think so.
It is so important
that we try and do our best to leave it clean. Not to leave a mess for
the next person. It’s great to be part of a group with these same
principles, “LNT” = ”keep it clean”.
Keep it up and thank you.
See you at the next meeting.
Be safe and have fun..
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